Loves: More Vases

MEMPHIS was a Milan-based collective of young furniture and product designers led by the veteran Ettore Sottsass. After its 1981 debut, Memphis dominated the early 1980s design scene with its post-modernist style. (via designmuseum)

I can’t hold back on my designer vase fetish, so here we go: ‘Euphrates’ and ‘Nilo’ vases by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. They are part of the three ‘rivers’ vases designed for Memphis (‘Tigris’ is the third, but I really only need these two.)

‘Euphrates’ looks a bit like stacked dishes and ‘Nilo’, well, the pink ball in the middle did me in. Such good objets. All things considered, I need some Memphis Milano at my place, I wouldn’t limit myself to porcelain. I know, I know, you got to be careful with the 80ties look, but if you sprinkle one or two pieces around your apartment or house it’s a stone winner (as Mariah would say).

For a Memphis/Milano overkill, have a look at this flickr stream. Stunning.
And here is a shopping link to lots of MM items still in production.

This might really be my TOP favourite

Or the TOP favourite is this one, I can't decide

The next one is the carrot vase designed by Nathalie du Pasquier for Memphis Milano in 1984. Just want to put some carrots in thurr.

also super HOT

2 comments on “Loves: More Vases

  1. Kevin

    Now you need to rewatch all of Almodovar’s movies to try and spot the designer vases.

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